DISMISSAL TIME: An Interview with Lisa Regina (“Sharon Vance”)

Introducing Lisa Regina as “Sharon Vance,” the teacher in DISMISSAL TIME. For more about the Dismissal Time short film from AJ Epyx Productions, visit our LinkTree at https://linktr.ee/ajepyxdismissaltime and check out our hashtags, #DismissalTimeStories #DontDismissMe. Support Lisa’s non-profit, A Write to Heal, at https://awritetoheal.com/

DISMISSAL TIME will be premiering at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival 6/8/22 @ 3pm in the SeraPhi Screening Room @ 941 N. Front Street. Get tickets & full schedule now at FilmFreeway under #PIFF listing.

DISMISSAL TIME Screening Date Announced

After weeks of anxiously waiting, we finally received the screening schedule for the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival! Our screening for Dismissal Time is listed under “Political Dynamics (Political Filmmaking)” and the information is as follows:

Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Screening Block Time: 3:00pm – 4:45pm

SeraPhi Screening Room

941 N. Front Street

Philadelphia, PA 19123

General admission tickets for a single screening block are $10. You can purchase any ticket options at FilmFreeway. More info about the festival can be found at the PIFF official website. Hope to see you there!

Past AJ Epyx Short Films Free to Watch on Vimeo

As part of our 15th year in business, we are now re-releasing some of our past short films on Vimeo for free to our fans and followers. This is our thanks to your loyal support on these productions. Among the films we are now making public are 2005’s THE EVIL SOCIETY, 2013’s NIGHT STREAM, and 2014’s TEMPTED. Watch them all today on the AJ Epyx Vimeo Channel.

New AJ Epyx Productions Sizzle Reel for 2022

AJ EPYX PRODUCTIONS, LLC is a New York-based independent film production and professional videography company created and operated by André Joseph. We strive in bringing quality to the best stories destined for the big screen.

Our first feature film, “Priceless”, premiered at Tribeca Cinemas in October 2008 and was selected for exhibition at the NY International Independent Film & Video Festival in March 2009. Our second feature film, Dishonorable Vendetta, was screened at the Urban Action Showcase in 2015 where it won the award for “Best Firefight.” Its sequel, Vendetta Games, won the “Best Urban Action” award at the 2017 Urban Action Showcase as well as a “Best Director, Crime Feature” award at the Atlantic City Cinefest. Both Vendetta films are now available on Amazon Prime Video and Tubi. In 2018, their dramatic short film, The Saxophonist, won “Best Film” at the New York Jazz Film Festival and was also screened at the Newark International Film Festival as well as the Kwanzaa Film Festival.

Coming soon from AJ Epyx are the dramatic anti-bullying short film, Dismissal Time, and the currently in development western, American Gunslingers.

In addition to narrative and documentary film work, we have provided our services to Vintage New York City Magazine, Mina D. Jewelry, Rockefeller Group Business Centers, and various other businesses.

“Theme from Vendetta Games” Composed and Performed by Matthew Hackett

Follow all our social media and watch our films via LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/ajepyx

Original content ©AJ Epyx Productions, LLC

DISMISSAL TIME Accepted to Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

I’m very happy to announce that Dismissal Time has been accepted to screen at this year’s Philadelphia Independent Film Festival happening June 6th – 11th! Further announcements to follow. Congrats to our whole team and to those who supported us along the way!

DISMISSAL TIME Official Trailer

A new AJ Epyx Productions short film from award-winning filmmaker, André Joseph (Vendetta Games, The Saxophonist). In the prestigious high school Ovaduke Academy, TK Clark is an innocent freshman who is the target of a vicious form of cyber bulling. When the incident turns tragic and the school administration tries to sweep it under the rug, TK’s history teacher Sharon Vance makes it her mission to bring those responsible to task. Loosely inspired by true events.

The film stars Lisa Regina, Troy Sill, Oliver Feaster, Jay Pastelak, Kat Walsh, Sarah Dolhansky, Kayla Minore, Isaiah Faircloth, Denise Spaulding, Dave Goodman and special appearance by Chris Corulla, Jr. Music by Matthew Hackett with additional music by Konstantin Soukhovetski. Executive Producer is Lisa Regina. Associate Producers are Chris Galassi and Nancy Martignetti. Cinematography by Greg Lassik of Endless Wave Productions. Written, produced, directed, and edited by André Joseph.


Follow all DISMISSAL TIME social media: https://linktr.ee/ajepyxdismissaltime

Learn more about DISMISSAL TIME at our project page at Fractured Atlas: https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.or…

Learn more about Lisa Regina’s non-profit, A Write to Heal, at awritetoheal.com.

DISMISSAL TIME: Official Poster Release

As we are near the end of fine tuning the short film, we are very happy to release the official movie poster for DISMISSAL TIME! Also, we want to announce that the trailer will be out later this week on all our social media platforms. Be ready. It’s almost TIME.

When a black high school student in a reputable prep school becomes the victim of a vicious form of cyber bullying, his history teacher makes it her mission to bring those responsible to task. With events loosely based on my personal experiences in high school, this short film will serve as examination of the most timely social issues of the day, from racism and classism to bullying all within the context of the educational arena.

DISMISSAL TIME Interview on Rowan Radio’s “A Community Affair”

Lisa Regina and director André Joseph recently sat down with Sam Whalen on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM’s “A Community Affair” where we discussed all things Dismissal Time!” They talk about what it was like filming during the pandemic, how they have grown as creators, and what the film means to the people that made it. Take a listen right now at Soundcloud! https://soundcloud.com/rowan-radio-89-7-wgls-fm/031922-lisa-regina-and-andre-joseph?in=rowan-radio-89-7-wgls-fm/sets/a-community-affair

“Get Involved” & “Uninvited” Music Videos Win Big at WMIFF

Congrats to Milan Lazistan for winning “Most Creative Music Video Award” for his song “Uninvited” this past weekend at the World Music and Independent Film Festival in Washington, DC! Not only did AJ Epyx Productions win with that song, but we also won for “Best Gospel Music Video” for the song “Get Involved” by Kym Swain! Thank you to Milan and Kym for allowing me the opportunity to direct for both of you and thanks to June Daguiso and WMIFF for recognizing us! See the full list of award winners here.

Indie Directing Film School Trailer

From the maker of Skillshare’s NO-BUDGET FILMMAKING FOR BEGINNERS and THE INDIE FILM EXHIBITION MASTERCLASS comes a new course specifically focused on the job of a film director on an independent film titled INDIE DIRECTING FILM SCHOOL This class is hosted by award-winning filmmaker, André Joseph.

This class achieves the following:

  • Explains the basic duties of directing an independent film from start to finish.
  • Class is for aspiring filmmakers who want to learn what it takes to be a successful film director.
  • To help aspiring filmmakers separate good scripts from bad ones, how to translate the script into shots with a specific vision, how to communicate with actors and crew, and what a director does after production wraps.

Enroll today: https://skl.sh/3C7shwc